Austrian Times RSS FeedsLike the Austrian Times Facebook page!Follow us on Twitter!


Events for July
M T W T F S S
30 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31 1 2 3
Add your event FREE

Today

Videos


BurgKino

Pub Quiz everyTuesday at Johnny's Pub

Popular in Austria


Cosmo&Nanu

Horsemeat scandal: reinforced controls in Austria

Horsemeat scandal: reinforced controls in Austria

The scandal about beef that turned out to be horsemeat has now reached Austria. Authorities said that Austrian products are not affected but inspection arrangements are, nevertheless, reinforced. Instant meals are examined intensely.

"We have known about the issue since Friday night. Since then we also know that Austria is not affected. (…) Our focus is on drawing samples, in particular, from instant meals made of beef", said Carolin Krejci, an employee at the department for Food Law, Security and Quality of the Austrian Ministry of Health on Monday.

The authorities conduct regular examinations whether there is a conformance of the used products and the information on them.

"There were 71,500 revisions in 2011 (which involved visits of companies, examinations and the drawing of samples). 31,782 samples were drawn", said Ms Krejci. "Only 0,5 percent of the samples were harmful in 2011, which is very little."

There were no complaints for almost 86 percent of the samples in the food sector. Controls were made among manufacturers, wholesalers and gastronomy.

For example, different sorts of cheese are examined. It is necessary to find out whether sheep’s cheese is completely made of sheep’s milk.

There are special controls of meat because it is important for certain religious groups that a specific mandatory form of slaughter is secured.

DNA examinations guarantee clear results even with the smallest amounts of samples.

Ms Krejci said that there is no indication about a similar horsemeat scandal in Austria. The authorities are, however, just evaluating the entire dates.

Austrian Times


Are you on Facebook? Like the Austrian Times on Facebook and win great prizes!


Cosmo and Nanu
ORF Watch

Tag cloud:
Instant  Austria  manufacturers  samples  beef  Krejci  products  drawing  Authorities  cheese  examinations  reinforced  scandal  horsemeat  food  percent  rsquo  meals  sheep  examined

Latest News

 

What is on at Haydn Kino this week? (10 July - 16 July)
The following films are on at the English language cinema Haydn Kino on Mariahilfestrasse between 10 July and 16 July...

Beekeeping is booming in Vienna
People living in Vienna have got a new hobby - beekeeping.

Queen of Englands favourite horses used as lawnmowers in Vienna
Horses from the famous Spanish Riding School are being used to help keep the grass down in city parks in Vienna.

Lightning Strike Near Frankenstein Castle Hits Car On Motorway
A massive lightning bolt blew a hole in a road in the German city where the legend of Frankenstein was born that was so big police had to mount an operation to seal off a lane keep motorists safe.

Today @ Haydn: Scarface
Haydn Kino is celebrating their 100th anniversary and they want you to join them on an incredible journey to the past...

What is on at Burg Kino this week? (4 July - 10 July)
This week at the Burg Kino on the Opernring the following films are showing:





Student Locked In Lavatory Freed By Facebook Pals
A man who took his laptop into the toilet at a hotel so he could read Facebook was rescued after he was able to post a 'help I'm trapped in the toilet' message on the social networking site.

Brit Arrested For Murder In Fritzl Hometown
A British man has been arrested on a suspected murder charge over the stabbing death of a love rival in the Austrian town that was the home of incest monster Josef Fritzl.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show @ Haydn
Haydn Kino is celebrating their 100th anniversary and they want you to join them on an incredible journey to the past with The Rocky Horror Picture Show...

What is on at Haydn Kino this week? (3 July - 9 July)
The following films are on at the English language cinema Haydn Kino on Mariahilfestrasse between 3 July and 9 July:

 


Mala Vrata

The most popular stories –
last 7 days



Don't moan alone, the Ombudsman Investigates.

Why suffer in silence. Let off steam by letting our readers share your troubles. File your complaints about anything and everything here.

Our ombudsman David Rogers will try and help solve some of the problems from lazy civil servants through to incompetent companies – and at the very least the worst transgressors will end up in our weekly special report.


Austrian Zimmers